Busko-Spa 2a (Miocene of Poland)

Where: Poland (50.4° N, 20.8° E: paleocoordinates 50.8° N, 19.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• Badenian (Middle Miocene), from the algal bioherm within the algal-detrital limestone

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; reef rocks and shelly/skeletal limestone

• unbedded algal limestone (calcareous algae) bioherm, 5-10 m thick, lateral extent probably doesn't exceed 50 m. No zonation of any type is observed within the bioherm, and the substrate remains unknown.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression, trace

Primary reference: W. Studencki. 1979. Sedimentation of algal limestones from Busko-Spa environs. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 27:155-165 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37373: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 14.03.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Arcida - Arcidae
Arca sp. Linnaeus 1758 ark
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
Glycymeris sp. Da Costa 1778 clam
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
"Modiola sp." = Modiolus
"Modiola sp." = Modiolus Lamarck 1801 mussel
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Venus sp. Linnaeus 1758 venus clam
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Bittium sp. Gray 1847 cerith snail
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
Gibbula sp. Risso 1826 top snail
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
Brachiopoda indet. Cuvier 1805
 Corallinales - Hapalidiaceae
"Lithothamnium sp." = Lithothamnion
"Lithothamnium sp." = Lithothamnion Heydrich 1897
 Corallinales - Corallinaceae
Lithophyllum sp. Philippi 1837